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Art Class at Feilding Technical School

Art class underway at the Feilding Technical School which was located on the corner of Fergusson and Stafford Streets. FDCA 2019.372.743

Boxing Day 1905

Celebrating at the "Oval" at Victoria Park. Among the group are Hector Booth, Mayor Jas Trewin, Bill Reid, and Mr Stunnell. If you can help with names for the other two, please email us the details. FDCA 2019.372.905

Feilding Personalities c1908

Seated on the back of a truck from the Feilding Carrying Co fleet, are the movers and shakers of Feilding and Districts at the time. FDCA 2019.372.909

Walking Challenge 1912

In 1912 a walking challenge was held from Feilding to Marton and return, matching those on the 'beer diet' against those on the 'peanut diet'. Who won is not noted in our records! If you know more about this event, please email us the details. FDCA 2019.372.913

Manchester School Pupils, 1939

The 1939 class of Primer 2-3 pupils at Manchester Street School in Feilding. We only have names for two of the girls; Betty Doughty and June Wells [sitting at the right in the front row]. If you can put names to any of the other children, please get in touch. FPL 2009.102.01-1

Oroua River Flood, 1897

In April 1897 there was heavy flooding across the North Island from Wairoa to Woodville. The traffic and railway bridges across the Oroua River at Aorangi suffered considerably under the heavy flood waters. The only connection left between the two sides of the river were the railway irons and sleepers, which remained swinging in the air. FI 2011.150.138.02

Apiti to Kimbolton Stage

The Apiti-Kimbolton stage pulled by two horses, parked outside the Courthouse in Feilding. Charles Max Bauer bought a line of coaches in 1898. By 1906 he was advertising as a Royal Mail coach. After her husband's death Mrs. M.K. Bauer continued to run the business. FDCA 2019.372.473

Feilding Fire Brigade 1905

The Feilding Volunteer Fire Brigade was formed in 1888 with the Feilding Borough Council eventually agreeing to donate 25 annually, on the condition the money was used to sink wells in various parts of the Borough.FI 2011.150.66

Salvation Army Silver Band

The 1918 flu pandemic arrived in New Zealand just as WW1 was drawing to a close and in its wake left approx 9,000 people dead in 2-3 months. The Sally Army Band played hymns in the streets and at several institutions, which was appreciated by the sick and bereaved. FI 2011.150.227

Sam Daw's Coach

Sam Daw's coach standing outside what is now Hansen's Cafe in Kimbolton. FDCA 2017.206.07-6